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Powerful storm hits Warsaw, floods streets, homes

Other News Materials 7 August 2010 09:28
A powerful storm hit Polish capital Warsaw flooding the streets and homes, knocking down trees and paralyzing traffic
Powerful storm hits Warsaw, floods streets, homes

A powerful storm hit Polish capital Warsaw flooding the streets and homes, knocking down trees and paralyzing traffic, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

"Some 500 phone calls from Warsaw residents asking for help were received by the city's rescue service within a few hours," a spokesman for the city firefighting service said.

A few subway stations were closed.

Three city buses got stuck in water in Warsaw. Passengers were evacuated by rescuers on boats.

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